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Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
Smart grid
The first step in the process of launching a successful global smart grid is the development of next-generation smart grid standards.
Date: 09/22/2010
Type: Article
Britain is looking to create up to four "smart grid cities" to test the widespread applications of smart grid energy technology.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: News
Obama, senators, and industry officials attempt to move towards an agreement on national energy policy.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: News
President Obama
Obama’s "Better Building Initiative" may attract new innovators to the energy efficiency sector by providing incentives to reduce building energy use. Obama has proposed tax deductions, financing, competitive grants and other incentives as part of his budget.
Date: 02/10/2011
Type: Blog
President Obama signed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act on Wednesday after the bill received bipartisan support in Congress.
Date: 12/19/2012
Type: Article
President Obama signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. This will decrease national GHG emissions; enhance grid security; and could save manufacturers at least $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade.
Date: 09/04/2012
Type: Article
The U.S. Senate may pass an energy bill without a cap-and-trade component so that shorter term initiatives such as energy efficiency can be pursued.
Date: 02/03/2010
Type: News
Obama promotes green jobs and discusses the Home Star program which will provide rebates for homeowners to pursue energy efficiency home upgrades.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News

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